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Nicte Itzel Mejia, M.D.

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2012 - 2013
HMS Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award
2013 - 2014
DSC Disparities Leadership Program
2014 - 2015
YMCA Achievers Award
2015 - 2015
MGH Service Excellence Leadership Award Honorable Mention
2016 - 2016
Outstanding Healthcare Professional Award
2017 - 2017
YW LeadBoston Executive Leadership Program
2018 - 2018
AAN Diversity Leadership Program
2018 - 2018
MGH Ernesto Gonzalez Award
2018 - 2018
HMS Scholars in Medicine Excellence in Student Mentoring Award
2019 - 2019
The Partnership Leadership Development Program
2019 - 2019
AAN Neurology on the Hill

Nicte I. Mejia, MD MPH FAAN is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Assistant in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She serves as Director of the MGH Neurology Community Health, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and as Director of the MGH Departmental Community Health Initiatives. Dr. Mejia is an Associate of the MGH Disparities Solutions Center, Member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Born in Guatemala and raised primarily in Mexico, Dr. Mejia graduated medical school with honors from the Monterrey Institute of Technology. After conducting clinical research at Baylor College of Medicine, she moved to Boston to pursue further training at Harvard and its affiliated hospitals. Dr. Mejia has since completed a Medicine internship, Neurology residency, Movement Disorders fellowship, Master degree of Public Health, and postdoctoral fellowships in Neurostatistics and Neuroepidemiology as well as in Mental Health Policy. In 2010, she was appointed to the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital where she continues to provide clinical care, conduct health services research, supervise trainees, and engage in administrative leadership. As part of her efforts to improve access to neurology care while addressing disparities in neurology, Dr. Mejia created mechanisms for trainees to engage in these topics: the Partners Neurology Residency Program Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion for neurology residents, the MGH Neurology Community Health Diversity and Inclusion Internship for undergraduate and graduate students, and the MGH Neurology Youth Stroke Education program for high school students. Dr. Mejia has taught health professionals through invited grand rounds, CME courses, and presentations at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, the American Neurological Association Annual Meeting, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society International Congress, and the Physicians for a National Health Program Annual Meeting.

Available: 01/10/22, Expires: 03/01/24

The Mass General Youth Neurology Education and Research Program engages youth from communities underrepresented in neurology. We particularly focus on providing educational and research opportunities to female, Black, Latinx, American Indian, and first-generation youth across Massachusetts. We aim to inspire by offering exposure to leading neurologists and neuroscientists from diverse backgrounds, equip through paid opportunities to engage in mentored educational and research activities, and empower with structured support to translate contributions into publications, presentations, and awards that facilitate the academic advancement of participating youth. Students with a passion for equity and justice, STEM education, healthcare workforce diversity can join our team to develop specific projects that may include implementation, data collection/analysis, publications. One area of current need is broadening curriculum/resources that may be useful to students applying to medical or other graduate school. More at: https://www.massgeneral.org/neurology/education-and-training/youth-research-and-education

International Clinical Electives - ME518M.41 Guatemala
International, 07/13/19 - 08/11/19
Limited-English Proficient Stroke Patients’ Care and Clinical Outcomes
Summer, 06/16/14 - 08/15/14

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  1. (MEJIA, NICTE) Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2019
    Cross Cultural Care in Neurology
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. (DORSEY, RAY) Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2016
    Using Technology to Deliver Multi-Disciplinary Care to Individuals with Parkinson's Disease in their Homes "ConnectPD"
    Role: Site Investigator
  3. (MEJIA, NICTE) Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2013
    DCP Health Disparities Post Graduate Fellowship
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. U01NS077179 (CUDKOWICZ, MERIT E) Sep 30, 2011 - Jun 30, 2023
    Clinical Coordinating Center Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trial
    Role: Diversity supplement mentee (2015-2017)
  5. (MEJIA, NICTE) Jul 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2013
    Research Scholarship in Neuroscience
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Nolen LT, Mukerji SS, Mejia NI. Post-acute neurological consequences of COVID-19: an unequal burden. Nat Med. 2022 01; 28(1):20-23. PMID: 35039657.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  2. Guidon AC, Muppidi S, Nowak RJ, Guptill JT, Hehir MK, Ruzhansky K, Burton LB, Post D, Cutter G, Conwit R, Mejia NI, Kaminski HJ, Howard JF. Telemedicine visits in myasthenia gravis: Expert guidance and the Myasthenia Gravis Core Exam (MG-CE). Muscle Nerve. 2021 09; 64(3):270-276. PMID: 33959997.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Nolen L, Mejia NI. Inequities in neurology amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nat Rev Neurol. 2021 02; 17(2):67-68. PMID: 33414555.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Mohile NA, Spector AR, Ebong IM, Flippen C, Gutierrez C, Leacock RO, Marulanda-Londoño E, Mejia NI, Thomas R, Hamilton RH. Developing the Neurology Diversity Officer: A Roadmap for Academic Neurology Departments. Neurology. 2021 Jan 05. PMID: 33402439.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  5. Zachrison KS, Natsui S, Luan Erfe BM, Mejia NI, Schwamm LH. Language preference does not influence stroke patients' symptom recognition or emergency care time metrics. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 02; 40:177-180. PMID: 33168382.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Tran JH, Luan Erfe BM, Kirwan CJ, Mejia NI. Challenges and opportunities caring for neurology outpatients across language differences. Neurol Clin Pract. 2019 Jun; 9(3):208-217. PMID: 31341708.
  7. Luan Erfe BM, Siddiqui KA, Schwamm LH, Kirwan C, Nunes A, Mejia NI. Professional Medical Interpreters Influence the Quality of Acute Ischemic Stroke Care for Patients Who Speak Languages Other than English. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Sep 21; 6(9). PMID: 28935679.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Bank AM, Saadi A, McKee KE, Mejia NI, Lyons JL. Opinion and Special Articles: Creation of a diversity and inclusion certificate program for neurology residents. Neurology. 2017 09 19; 89(12):e146-e148. PMID: 28923892.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Berry JD, Paganoni S, Atassi N, Macklin EA, Goyal N, Rivner M, Simpson E, Appel S, Grasso DL, Mejia NI, Mateen F, Gill A, Vieira F, Tassinari V, Perrin S. Phase IIa trial of fingolimod for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis demonstrates acceptable acute safety and tolerability. Muscle Nerve. 2017 Dec; 56(6):1077-1084. PMID: 28662296.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  10. Beck CA, Beran DB, Biglan KM, Boyd CM, Dorsey ER, Schmidt PN, Simone R, Willis AW, Galifianakis NB, Katz M, Tanner CM, Dodenhoff K, Aldred J, Carter J, Fraser A, Jimenez-Shahed J, Hunter C, Spindler M, Reichwein S, Mari Z, Dunlop B, Morgan JC, McLane D, Hickey P, Gauger L, Richard IH, Mejia NI, Bwala G, Nance M, Shih LC, Singer C, Vargas-Parra S, Zadikoff C, Okon N, Feigin A, Ayan J, Vaughan C, Pahwa R, Dhall R, Hassan A, DeMello S, Riggare SS, Wicks P, Achey MA, Elson MJ, Goldenthal S, Keenan HT, Korn R, Schwarz H, Sharma S, Stevenson EA, Zhu W. National randomized controlled trial of virtual house calls for Parkinson disease. Neurology. 2017 Sep 12; 89(11):1152-1161. PMID: 28814455.
    Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Saadi A, Himmelstein DU, Woolhandler S, Mejia NI. Racial disparities in neurologic health care access and utilization in the United States. Neurology. 2017 Jun 13; 88(24):2268-2275. PMID: 28515272.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Luan Erfe B, Siddiqui KA, Schwamm LH, Mejia NI. Relationship Between Language Preference and Intravenous Thrombolysis Among Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 11 23; 5(12). PMID: 27881425.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Dorsey ER, Achey MA, Beck CA, Beran DB, Biglan KM, Boyd CM, Schmidt PN, Simone R, Willis AW, Galifianakis NB, Katz M, Tanner CM, Dodenhoff K, Ziman N, Aldred J, Carter J, Jimenez-Shahed J, Hunter C, Spindler M, Mari Z, Morgan JC, McLane D, Hickey P, Gauger L, Richard IH, Bull MT, Mejia NI, Bwala G, Nance M, Shih L, Anderson L, Singer C, Zadikoff C, Okon N, Feigin A, Ayan J, Vaughan C, Pahwa R, Cooper J, Webb S, Dhall R, Hassan A, Weis D, DeMello S, Riggare SS, Wicks P, Smith J, Keenan HT, Korn R, Schwarz H, Sharma S, Stevenson EA, Zhu W. National Randomized Controlled Trial of Virtual House Calls for People with Parkinson's Disease: Interest and Barriers. Telemed J E Health. 2016 07; 22(7):590-8. PMID: 26886406.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Locascio JJ, Eberly S, Liao Z, Liu G, Hoesing AN, Duong K, Trisini-Lipsanopoulos A, Dhima K, Hung AY, Flaherty AW, Schwarzschild MA, Hayes MT, Wills AM, Shivraj Sohur U, Mejia NI, Selkoe DJ, Oakes D, Shoulson I, Dong X, Marek K, Zheng B, Ivinson A, Hyman BT, Growdon JH, Sudarsky LR, Schlossmacher MG, Ravina B, Scherzer CR. Association between a-synuclein blood transcripts and early, neuroimaging-supported Parkinson's disease. Brain. 2015 Sep; 138(Pt 9):2659-71. PMID: 26220939.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Capistrant BD, Mejia NI, Liu SY, Wang Q, Glymour MM. The disability burden associated with stroke emerges before stroke onset and differentially affects blacks: results from the health and retirement study cohort. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Jul; 69(7):860-70. PMID: 24444610.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Ding H, Dhima K, Lockhart KC, Locascio JJ, Hoesing AN, Duong K, Trisini-Lipsanopoulos A, Hayes MT, Sohur US, Wills AM, Mollenhauer B, Flaherty AW, Hung AY, Mejia N, Khurana V, Gomperts SN, Selkoe DJ, Schwarzschild MA, Schlossmacher MG, Hyman BT, Sudarsky LR, Growdon JH, Scherzer CR. Unrecognized vitamin D3 deficiency is common in Parkinson disease: Harvard Biomarker Study. Neurology. 2013 Oct 22; 81(17):1531-7. PMID: 24068787.
    Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Mejia NI, Nardin R. Dying young: eliminating racial disparities in neuromuscular disease outcomes. Neurology. 2010 Sep 14; 75(11):948-9. PMID: 20837962.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Mejia NI, Jankovic J. Tardive dyskinesia and withdrawal emergent syndrome in children. Expert Rev Neurother. 2010 Jun; 10(6):893-901. PMID: 20518606.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Awad KM, Barkhoudarian MT, Mejia NI, McFarland NR. Movement Disorders. Pocket Neurology. Greer DM, Westover MB, Choi E, Awad KM eds. 2010. View Publication.
  20. Mejia NI, Pless M. Neuro-Opthalmology. Downbeat Nystagmus in Wernicke Encephalopathy. 2009; 33(4):178-179. View Publication.
  21. Mejia NI, Park S, Ning M, Buonanno FS. Pearls and Oy-sters: Reversible iatrogenic Balint syndrome. Neurology. 2008 Jun 10; 70(24):e97-8. PMID: 18541879.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Kenney C, Diamond A, Mejia N, Davidson A, Hunter C, Jankovic J. Distinguishing psychogenic and essential tremor. J Neurol Sci. 2007 Dec 15; 263(1-2):94-9. PMID: 17604055.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Deng H, Le WD, Hunter CB, Mejia N, Xie WJ, Jankovic J. A family with Parkinson disease, essential tremor, bell palsy, and parkin mutations. Arch Neurol. 2007 Mar; 64(3):421-4. PMID: 17353387.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Kenney C, Hunter CB, Mejia NI, Jankovic J. Journal of Pediatric Neurology. Tetrabenazine in the treatment of Tourette syndrome. 2007; 5(1):9-13. View Publication.
  25. Ondo WG, Mejia NI, Hunter CB. A pilot study of the clinical efficacy and safety of memantine for Huntington's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2007 Oct; 13(7):453-4. PMID: 17046312.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  26. Kenney C, Hunter C, Mejia N, Jankovic J. Is history of depression a contraindication to treatment with tetrabenazine? Clin Neuropharmacol. 2006 Sep-Oct; 29(5):259-64. PMID: 16960470.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  27. Jankovic J, Mejia NI. Tics associated with other disorders. Adv Neurol. 2006; 99:61-8. PMID: 16536352.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Mejia NI, Vuong KD, Jankovic J. Long-term botulinum toxin efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity. Mov Disord. 2005 May; 20(5):592-7. PMID: 15645481.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  29. Mejia NI, Jankovic J. Secondary tics and tourettism. Braz J Psychiatry. 2005 Mar; 27(1):11-7. PMID: 15867978.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Mejia NI, Jankovic J. Metoclopramide-induced tardive dyskinesia in an infant. Mov Disord. 2005 Jan; 20(1):86-9. PMID: 15390048.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Weinberg AD, Cooper HP, Mejia NI, Spiker CA. Attitudes of primary care physicians and specialists about cancer clinical trials: a survey of Texas physicians. Tex Med. 2004 Apr; 100(4):66-72. PMID: 15303490.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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